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Qantas cancels all international services until end-October

The Australian carrier is also set to mothball all its A380s. Qantas has extended the suspension of all international flights until 24 Oct 2020, excluding services to New Zealand. Flights to New Zealand has also been provisionally cancelled until end of June, although New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has earlier said that September was a more “realistic” timeframe for Trans-Tasman travel to resume. An internal note sent to employees by Qantas International CEO, Tino La Spina, also said that most staff engaging with international operations will continued to stood down until then. The international cancellations has already been reflected on Qantas’ website. Qantas is currently also not operating any international repatriation services nor charter flights. All Qantas A380s grounded; half of fleet tipped to go into long-term storage Executive Traveller earlier this week reported that Qantas is expecting its entire flagship Airbus A380 fleet will be grounded for a while. The A380s typically serve high traffic, slots-constraint air corridors, including Sydney-London via Singapore, as well as Sydney-Los Angeles and Sydney-Dallas Fort Worth. Qantas has …

Jetstar Asia extends validity of credit vouchers to 12 months

The vouchers were previously only valid for six months from date of issue. Many people are probably be holding on to a handful of travel credit vouchers from airlines, given the spate of cancellations that happened since Covid-19 hit the world in a big way. As the pandemic stretches out and continue to batter the aviation industry, Jetstar has updated its policy around the credit vouchers that it has earlier issued for cancellations. Jetstar Asia extends the validity of vouchers to 12 months Good news to those who are holding Jetstar Asia credit vouchers: the validity of the vouchers have been extended from six to 12 months, from the date of voucher issue. In addition, the credit voucher can now be used over several transactions, instead of a single one under its usual terms and conditions. This news was made known in an email to customers today: We wanted to let you know that we’ve made the Jetstar credit voucher you received for booking [redacted] even more flexible. From today, all new and existing unused …

American Express adds Qantas as a redemption partner

You can now convert your American Express Membership Rewards points to Qantas Frequent Flyer points American Express has added Qantas to its fold of frequent flyer programmes partners, the fourth Oneworld programme to be added. This latest addition will allow both its charge card and credit card members to convert their Membership Points into Qantas points. The details Cardholders with Membership Rewards (MR) points will be able to convert 450 MR points to 250 Qantas points. This conversion rate is similar to what Amex offers for other FFPs, including Krisflyer, Asia Miles and Emirates Skywards. For Amex Centurion or Platinum Charge cardmembers, the conversion rate is a preferential 400 points to 250 airline miles. Second widest range of conversion partners This brings the total number of transfer partners for Amex to nine partners, tied in the second spot with Standard Chartered. Citibank remains at top spot with the most number of redemption options for your credit card points. The full list of airline frequent flyer programme conversion partners for Amex is as follow: British Airways …

Singapore Airlines commences transit arrangements for passengers from Australia, New Zealand

Transit via Singapore only applicable for customers travelling one-way from seven cities in Australia and New Zealand Singapore Airlines announced Tuesday (11 Jun) that it has gotten regulatory approvals to facilitate transit journeys from a handful of cities in Australia and New Zealand. Singapore authorities have earlier announced that it will allow transit passengers once again from 2 Jun, subject to regulatory approval of airlines’ plans to manage these passengers. The onus was on airlines to submit a proposal in managing to health risks and segregating transit passengers away from departing passengers. Singapore Airlines transit-approved origin cities Customers travelling from the following cities will be allowed to transit in Singapore: Australia: Adelaide Brisbane Melbourne Perth (on Scoot) Sydney New Zealand: Auckland Christchurch Note that the transit arrangement is only applicable one-way from Australia and New Zealand to any other SIA destinations. There is currently no transit arrangements for journeys via Singapore into Australia and New Zealand, so customers from anywhere else wanting to visit these two countries will have to find alternative routings. New Transit …

Emirates resumes flights to Singapore from 17 Jun

Emirates expands list of destinations served to 29 cities as UAE starts accepting transit passengers again Middle East carrier Emirates will commence flights to an additional 16 cities starting 15 Jun, as the country starts opening up its airport to transit passengers again, paving the way for connecting passengers between Asia and the rest of the world. At the height of the coronavirus situation, the airline maintained a handful of destinations from UAE, although these links mainly serve foreigners who with to leave UAE and return to their home countries. Full list of destinations served from mid June Since this week, Emirates has begun slowly reintroducing flights to some destinations, including Pakistan, the Philippines, with the largest lot of 16 other cities from 15 Jun. The full list of destinations that Emirates will serve after 15 Jun, is as follow: Asia/Australasia Middle East Europe Americas Currently operating MelbourneSydney FrankfurtLondon-HeathrowMadridMilanParis ChicagoToronto From 8 Jun LahoreKarachiIslamabad From 11 Jun Manila From 15 Jun Hong KongJakartaKuala LumpurSeoulSingaporeTaipeiPerthBrisbane Bahrain AmsterdamCopenhagenDublinManchesterViennaZurich New York JFK Emirates operating to Singapore three times …